Saracens for Aden

Saracens for Aden

Postby tinned fruit » 26 Apr 2014

A huge hangover and the prospect of being "outstanding" in my field watching various offspring train/play football did not bode very well for completion of my armour support for my British forces for my Southern Arabian Adventure. Luckily the first instalment of my field marathon revitalised my constitution and I managed to knock out two JB/ Airfix Saracens and a Saladin. I really had forgotten how much I dislike making fiddly kits but luckily the remaining Ferret and 3 Humber Pigs to complete the project are resin.

Anyway here are two photos via phone camera:-

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The crew are Britannia Modern Brits from a FV432 kit with Raventhorpe head swaps.

Thanks for looking.

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Re: Saracens for Aden

Postby Sgt Rock » 26 Apr 2014

:clapping: :clapping: :clapping: :clapping: Excellent job . :hello:
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Re: Saracens for Aden

Postby Taylor » 26 Apr 2014

They look great :good: :good: :good: :good: :good: :good: :good:
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Re: Saracens for Aden

Postby mausmann » 26 Apr 2014

Spot on..... :clapping: :clapping: :clapping:
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It was a very old platitude, even then........
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Re: Saracens for Aden

Postby Richard B. » 26 Apr 2014

Tidy :good:
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Re: Saracens for Aden

Postby Chris S » 27 Apr 2014

Nice entry :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: Saracens for Aden

Postby panzerfaust200 » 27 Apr 2014

:clapping: :clapping: :clapping: :clapping:
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Re: Saracens for Aden

Postby rct75001 » 27 Apr 2014

they're a beast of a vehicle - looking good
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Re: Saracens for Aden

Postby cuckoo » 28 Apr 2014

Nice ones!!! :good:
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Re: Saracens for Aden

Postby start_the_purple » 28 Apr 2014

Very good! :good: :clapping: Got to love a Saracen :grin:
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Re: Saracens for Aden

Postby alan_lockhart » 30 Apr 2014

Very nice.

What figures do you intend to use for the infantry? I presume these are 20mm.

I have always had a hankering to "do" Mad Mitch and the Argylls in Aden.
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Re: Saracens for Aden

Postby tinned fruit » 30 Apr 2014

Hi Alan

Thanks - yes 20mm.

Going to use a mix of Britannia Aussies for Viet Nam, Liberation Aussies, Liberation SADF with R1 and Brens plus Liberation Brits and Rhodesians in Bush Hats. I've got some Raventhorpe figures I want to try and convert into a snatch squad for the Crater.

I would do some head swaps on the various figures but bush hats save having to do platoons for the Paras, Royal Marines, Argylls, Northumberland fusiliers etc

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Re: Saracens for Aden

Postby alan_lockhart » 02 May 2014

Phil,

Thanks. Do post some pics when you have the figures ready.

However, there would have to be Argylls in glengarries, particularly Mad Mitch (a man born out of his time, if ever there was) and also a piper to pipe them into Crater!

What about figures for the opposition?

Have you seen the BBC DVD "Empire Warriors"?

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Re: Saracens for Aden

Postby tinned fruit » 02 May 2014

Hi Alan

I caught the series when it was on TV.

For the opposition I've got some Arabs with bolt action rifles from B&B Miniatures and IT with some PLO from Platoon 20 mixed in with some Raventhorpe Somalis and some Liberation Insurgents and Arab Civilians. Maybe get some Lancer Arabs and Elhiem Pulp Cultists.

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